Special Gift: A painting by Ferdinand Bol
to The Rembrandt House Museum
Like so many museums and cultural institutions, The Rembrandt House Museum faces great difficulties due to the corona crisis. This is why Willem Jan Hoogsteder – collector, dealer and chair of the Hoogsteder Museum Foundation – together with his wife Karin Hoogsteder decided to support the museum in a special way: with the gift of a painting from their private collection.
The painting Shepherdess in a Landscape was made in 1641 by Ferdinand Bol, one of Rembrandt’s most famous pupils. This work will go on view as the museum reopens, in the Salon, the room where Rembrandt lived and slept, in The Rembrandt House Museum. In the same house, Ferdinand Bol studied under Rembrandt in the seventeenth century.
Ferdinand Bol (1616 – 1680), Shepherdess in a Landscape, ca. 1641. Oil on Canvas, 96 x 86 cm. The Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam. Donated by Willem Jan en Karin Hoogsteder, by courtesy of the Hoogsteder Museum Foundation.